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1

mandible

lower jaw

2

maxilla

upper jaw

3

zygomatic

cheek

4

coronal

suture between frontal and parietals; think of it as if you're wearing a crown on it

5

sagittal

suture that goes straight from the top to back of skull?

6

lambdoidal

suture between parietals and occipital

7

palate

roof of mouth

8

basilar

suture on base of skull between occipital and sphenoid

9

occipital

base of head

10

frontal

forehead

11

temporal

sides of skull

12

mastoid process

conical prominence projecting from the undersurface of the mastoid portion of the temporal bone

13

styloid process

pointed piece of bone that extends down from the human skull, just below the ear

14

sphenoid

in front of the temporal bone and basilar part of the occipital bone; its shape resembles a butterfly

15

squamosal

suture connecting temporal to parietal bone

16

parietal

form the sides and roof of the cranium

17

nasal

nose

18

lacrimal

inner eye

19

mental foramen

one of two holes on the surface of the mandible